2020 COLLEGE FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

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through games of Monday 1/11/21

Pulling the ideas mostly from Football Outsiders’ NFL stats, below are the following defensive line stats for each of FBS' 130 schools.

Run-blocking stats

  • Line Yards per Carry: For 2018, we are experimenting with a new definition for college line yardage based on film study and generalization. Instead of the ALY figure FO used for the NFL, this one is tighter: the line gets credit for rushing yardage between 0-3 yards (instead of 0-4) and 50% credit for yards 4-8 (instead of 5-10). Anything over 8 yards is quantified as a highlight opportunity, and credit goes to the runner. As with the pro definition, lost yardage still counts for 125%. (Garbage time is filtered out for all line yardage averages.)
  • Standard Downs Line Yards per Carry: The raw, unadjusted per-carry line yardage for a team on standard downs (first down, second-and-7 or fewer, third-and-4 or fewer, fourth-and-4 or fewer).
  • Passing Downs Line Yards per Carry: The same unadjusted averages for rushing on passing downs.
  • Opportunity Rate: The percentage of carries (when four yards are available) that gain at least four yards, i.e. the percentage of carries in which the line does its job, so to speak.
  • Power Success Rate: This is the same as on the NFL side -- percentage of runs on third or fourth down, two yards or less to go, that achieved a first down or touchdown.
  • Stuff Rate: Same as STUFFED on the NFL side -- percentage of carries by running backs that are stopped at or before the line of scrimmage.

Pass-blocking stats

  • Sack Rate: Unadjusted sack rate for all non-garbage time pass attempts.
  • Standard Downs Sack Rate: Unadjusted sack rate for standard downs pass attempts.
  • Passing Downs Sack Rate: Unadjusted sack rate for passing downs pass attempts.
Defense Line
Yards
Rk Std.
Downs
Line
Yards
Rk Pass.
Downs
Line
Yards
Rk Opp.
Rate
Rk Power
Success
Rate
Rk Stuff
Rate
Rk Sack
Rate
Rk Std.
Downs
Sack
Rate
Rk Pass.
Downs
Sack
Rate
Rk
Air Force 2.94 107 2.86 99 3.39 112 48.7% 72 70.6% 67 9.7% 125 4.8% 99 6.9% 24 1.6% 126
Akron 3.39 127 3.19 125 3.56 118 59.9% 126 91.7% 125 8.9% 127 6.5% 62 8.8% 7 3.6% 119
Alabama 2.61 56 2.50 50 2.78 55 45.9% 39 73.7% 81 16.6% 83 6.8% 53 6.8% 25 7.7% 70
Appalachian State 2.63 64 2.54 55 2.89 67 46.7% 51 80.0% 101 18.6% 52 7.0% 45 6.9% 23 6.4% 92
Arizona 2.63 62 2.68 79 2.93 71 48.8% 76 62.5% 31 18.2% 58 0.9% 127 3.0% 108 0.0% 127
Arizona State 2.81 89 2.87 100 2.48 27 47.1% 57 70.8% 69 20.3% 38 6.2% 70 6.2% 37 4.3% 115
Arkansas 2.89 102 2.90 109 3.11 87 51.1% 94 72.2% 77 16.9% 80 3.5% 116 2.9% 112 4.5% 113
Arkansas State 2.21 14 2.33 24 2.28 13 43.6% 27 60.6% 25 23.9% 17 4.2% 108 3.7% 102 6.6% 90
Army 2.06 5 1.97 5 2.55 32 40.9% 8 60.9% 26 24.3% 14 6.3% 67 4.5% 85 7.5% 77
Auburn 2.84 98 2.78 92 3.09 85 49.2% 78 78.6% 95 12.7% 115 6.3% 68 5.2% 70 8.8% 53
Ball State 2.04 4 1.99 6 2.72 49 43.0% 21 52.2% 7 21.5% 29 5.1% 92 2.0% 120 9.7% 34
Baylor 2.56 53 2.46 43 3.18 91 47.5% 61 68.0% 61 20.1% 42 6.6% 60 7.5% 15 6.0% 97
Boise State 2.45 39 2.52 51 2.24 10 43.2% 23 66.7% 47 21.8% 27 7.9% 30 7.0% 22 8.7% 55
Boston College 2.84 97 2.83 94 2.88 66 50.4% 87 70.6% 67 17.7% 64 6.0% 77 5.3% 68 8.3% 61
Bowling Green 3.06 117 2.91 111 3.51 115 56.7% 124 64.3% 41 15.9% 92 5.4% 88 5.5% 61 6.7% 89
Buffalo 2.81 90 2.85 97 3.27 102 47.6% 64 73.3% 79 11.8% 120 10.5% 7 5.2% 71 15.3% 3
BYU 2.77 81 2.74 86 2.60 35 47.1% 55 65.5% 45 13.8% 109 6.4% 65 4.5% 83 9.0% 46
California 2.78 83 2.89 107 2.25 11 50.0% 84 62.5% 31 17.4% 70 6.3% 68 5.2% 71 8.6% 56
Central Michigan 2.39 28 2.45 41 2.30 15 47.6% 63 61.5% 28 20.4% 36 8.9% 12 8.7% 8 9.5% 39
Charlotte 2.84 96 2.75 88 3.24 100 53.2% 108 52.4% 8 16.9% 79 2.6% 125 2.9% 113 3.0% 123
Cincinnati 2.41 31 2.45 40 2.66 39 42.8% 18 100.0% 126 19.7% 44 7.3% 41 5.3% 69 10.8% 25
Clemson 2.21 13 1.96 4 2.55 31 43.4% 25 66.7% 47 24.7% 10 11.1% 5 11.9% 2 12.3% 11
Coastal Carolina 2.79 84 2.61 67 3.30 103 50.6% 90 62.1% 30 17.5% 66 8.0% 26 6.0% 43 12.0% 14
Colorado 2.23 15 2.13 13 2.80 57 42.0% 12 42.9% 2 25.4% 6 6.6% 60 2.4% 117 11.5% 15
Colorado State 1.96 1 1.92 3 2.50 28 41.4% 10 66.7% 47 24.2% 15 11.5% 2 10.0% 4 13.0% 7
Duke 2.80 88 2.73 84 3.33 108 50.1% 85 80.0% 101 16.0% 91 8.9% 11 7.4% 16 10.7% 27
East Carolina 2.55 52 2.53 52 2.85 61 46.9% 53 61.9% 29 19.3% 47 5.0% 96 4.1% 92 5.2% 107
Eastern Michigan 3.29 126 3.33 127 2.98 74 62.4% 127 76.0% 89 9.6% 126 4.7% 102 4.2% 91 5.4% 104
Florida 2.78 82 2.85 96 2.96 73 50.8% 91 71.0% 71 15.8% 97 8.2% 22 7.2% 20 9.0% 46
Florida Atlantic 2.68 66 2.56 57 3.04 80 48.2% 70 79.2% 100 17.9% 60 8.6% 13 4.7% 80 14.3% 4
Florida International 2.66 65 2.36 29 3.72 125 47.3% 58 75.0% 85 16.1% 89 6.7% 57 5.6% 56 8.2% 62
Florida State 2.70 69 2.61 66 2.99 75 48.8% 75 62.5% 31 18.5% 53 3.7% 113 3.7% 100 2.8% 124
Fresno State 2.79 85 2.64 69 3.23 99 49.8% 82 86.7% 117 15.8% 96 11.2% 3 11.2% 3 12.9% 8
Georgia 2.41 30 2.29 20 2.42 23 41.0% 9 82.6% 110 16.2% 88 7.8% 35 6.6% 30 10.9% 24
Georgia Southern 2.28 16 2.25 18 2.36 19 43.8% 29 57.7% 18 24.7% 11 5.7% 81 5.6% 57 5.2% 108
Georgia State 2.43 34 2.46 44 2.75 53 42.3% 15 52.0% 6 23.3% 22 8.2% 21 5.4% 63 11.2% 21
Georgia Tech 2.71 71 2.64 70 3.11 86 51.3% 96 76.7% 91 18.4% 57 5.9% 78 4.5% 86 7.2% 82
Hawaii 2.82 91 2.67 77 2.88 65 53.3% 109 85.2% 113 17.6% 65 5.8% 80 4.6% 82 7.9% 68
Houston 2.38 23 2.16 14 3.14 89 43.9% 30 55.6% 13 24.4% 12 9.7% 8 6.8% 26 12.2% 12
Illinois 2.87 100 2.95 113 3.13 88 52.9% 105 82.4% 109 16.6% 85 6.7% 56 7.3% 19 8.5% 57
Indiana 3.00 113 2.98 114 3.06 81 51.7% 97 61.1% 27 12.1% 117 8.1% 24 8.0% 11 8.5% 58
Iowa 2.39 26 2.37 30 2.82 59 45.4% 38 54.6% 11 20.9% 33 7.8% 34 7.1% 21 7.9% 68
Iowa State 2.49 42 2.37 32 2.68 42 46.7% 50 72.0% 76 22.0% 26 7.8% 35 5.7% 52 9.5% 41
Kansas 3.07 119 2.78 93 3.65 123 50.4% 86 71.4% 72 13.1% 113 3.0% 122 2.4% 116 4.9% 110
Kansas State 2.71 72 2.59 62 3.01 77 51.7% 98 77.8% 93 19.1% 49 7.4% 40 5.9% 47 9.6% 38
Kent State 2.80 86 3.01 118 2.71 45 47.1% 54 85.7% 114 16.8% 81 10.7% 6 12.5% 1 7.9% 67
Kentucky 2.71 70 2.65 74 3.62 122 46.4% 46 54.3% 10 17.5% 68 3.9% 110 3.1% 106 5.6% 100
Liberty 2.74 77 2.63 68 3.08 84 55.9% 121 66.7% 47 17.4% 72 8.4% 18 5.4% 66 11.0% 23
Louisiana Tech 2.73 75 2.72 83 3.20 94 46.2% 43 67.6% 58 15.9% 93 5.7% 82 5.5% 59 5.5% 101
Louisville 2.76 79 2.65 75 3.06 82 50.6% 89 64.3% 41 17.1% 77 6.7% 57 8.0% 12 5.4% 103
LSU 2.76 80 2.64 72 3.59 121 53.8% 112 50.0% 4 18.4% 55 6.8% 49 4.3% 88 11.3% 18
Marshall 2.41 29 2.37 31 2.63 37 38.1% 4 73.1% 78 15.3% 100 7.9% 28 6.7% 27 9.3% 43
Maryland 2.82 94 2.73 85 3.33 107 48.1% 68 81.3% 106 14.4% 107 6.1% 74 6.1% 40 8.9% 50
Massachusetts 2.52 49 2.78 91 3.02 78 53.1% 106 100.0% 126 25.5% 5 7.1% 44 6.3% 35 9.3% 44
Memphis 2.62 58 2.57 58 2.86 62 46.6% 48 70.0% 63 18.5% 54 5.5% 85 4.4% 87 7.7% 71
Miami-FL 2.34 21 2.41 37 2.16 5 47.9% 66 62.5% 31 23.5% 18 7.5% 39 6.7% 27 7.7% 71
Miami-OH 2.72 74 2.46 45 3.25 101 46.4% 47 62.5% 31 16.7% 82 12.8% 1 9.7% 5 18.9% 1
Michigan 2.82 93 2.88 103 2.93 70 45.4% 37 88.2% 120 11.6% 123 3.0% 121 3.8% 98 4.8% 111
Michigan State 2.12 7 2.24 17 2.60 34 37.8% 3 50.0% 4 24.9% 8 4.3% 106 5.9% 45 3.3% 121
Middle Tennessee 3.07 120 3.01 117 3.72 124 50.8% 92 85.0% 112 11.4% 124 6.4% 64 5.7% 54 7.3% 79
Minnesota 2.91 103 3.09 123 2.28 14 55.4% 120 88.2% 120 11.8% 120 3.2% 119 1.6% 124 8.1% 63
Mississippi State 2.60 54 2.55 56 2.87 64 44.7% 35 74.2% 84 17.5% 67 6.2% 72 5.4% 67 7.0% 85
Missouri 2.92 105 2.70 80 3.34 109 52.3% 102 80.0% 101 15.3% 100 5.4% 89 4.7% 79 8.0% 65
Navy 2.73 76 2.60 64 3.18 90 47.8% 65 81.3% 106 14.6% 105 2.7% 124 2.1% 119 3.2% 122
NC State 2.42 32 2.36 28 2.96 72 46.0% 40 56.4% 15 23.5% 20 6.7% 55 5.7% 53 8.7% 54
Nebraska 2.52 48 2.49 48 2.79 56 47.5% 62 58.6% 23 21.4% 30 4.8% 98 4.8% 75 5.5% 102
Nevada 2.63 61 2.54 54 3.03 79 46.4% 45 65.4% 44 17.3% 75 6.7% 59 5.4% 64 8.8% 52
New Mexico 3.00 114 2.94 112 3.52 116 56.6% 123 56.3% 14 17.4% 73 6.0% 76 5.0% 74 7.6% 74
North Carolina 2.91 104 2.74 87 3.30 103 51.2% 95 75.0% 85 13.6% 111 8.5% 14 6.3% 34 11.4% 17
North Texas 3.12 123 3.11 124 3.35 110 55.1% 117 76.2% 90 13.4% 112 7.0% 46 3.9% 94 10.8% 26
Northern Illinois 2.74 78 2.64 71 3.45 114 47.1% 56 66.7% 47 15.9% 94 6.5% 63 6.2% 37 6.9% 87
Northwestern 2.52 47 2.39 33 3.07 83 50.9% 93 58.3% 21 23.4% 21 3.8% 112 3.0% 109 5.4% 104
Notre Dame 2.13 8 2.00 7 2.71 48 43.3% 24 62.5% 31 27.4% 1 7.3% 42 6.5% 32 8.3% 60
Ohio 2.95 109 2.90 110 3.23 98 47.5% 60 64.3% 41 12.1% 116 3.3% 118 3.7% 103 4.8% 111
Ohio State 2.15 11 2.11 11 2.72 50 38.9% 5 77.8% 93 24.8% 9 6.3% 66 4.0% 93 9.6% 36
Oklahoma 2.15 10 2.27 19 2.26 12 42.9% 19 57.1% 16 25.8% 4 7.8% 33 6.5% 33 11.1% 22
Oklahoma State 2.30 19 2.32 23 2.53 30 43.4% 26 53.1% 9 22.9% 24 6.8% 51 5.8% 50 9.6% 35
Ole Miss 3.05 116 2.88 104 3.73 126 53.6% 110 78.8% 97 14.0% 108 4.2% 107 3.0% 107 5.8% 99
Oregon 2.63 63 2.59 63 2.91 69 46.7% 52 67.7% 59 17.8% 63 4.8% 101 2.6% 114 7.7% 71
Oregon State 2.99 112 2.88 105 3.77 127 54.4% 113 74.1% 83 15.8% 95 3.3% 117 3.3% 105 3.5% 120
Penn State 2.45 38 2.41 36 2.46 25 43.0% 20 70.8% 69 18.2% 59 7.0% 47 3.7% 104 12.1% 13
Pittsburgh 2.04 3 1.85 2 2.58 33 42.0% 12 65.5% 45 26.0% 3 11.2% 4 8.9% 6 12.8% 9
Purdue 2.44 37 2.48 47 2.17 6 46.4% 44 68.2% 62 16.6% 84 2.1% 126 3.0% 110 2.1% 125
Rice 2.63 59 2.34 26 3.58 120 46.6% 49 63.6% 40 19.3% 48 4.5% 105 1.4% 126 9.7% 33
Rutgers 2.68 68 2.57 59 3.21 96 49.5% 80 67.7% 60 19.1% 50 6.8% 52 6.0% 43 7.3% 80
San Diego State 2.00 2 1.77 1 2.38 21 37.8% 2 66.7% 47 26.5% 2 5.5% 86 5.8% 49 8.0% 66
San Jose State 2.49 43 2.50 49 2.40 22 44.3% 33 70.0% 63 17.9% 61 8.2% 19 7.3% 17 11.5% 16
SMU 2.44 36 2.40 34 2.47 26 47.9% 66 70.4% 65 20.3% 37 8.0% 25 4.7% 78 10.4% 28
South Alabama 2.72 73 2.70 81 2.82 60 48.9% 77 57.6% 17 16.4% 86 3.8% 111 4.3% 90 4.3% 117
South Carolina 3.07 118 3.08 122 2.69 44 56.6% 122 88.0% 119 11.9% 119 4.6% 103 3.7% 100 6.0% 97
Southern Miss 2.80 87 2.71 82 3.21 95 49.7% 81 71.9% 75 15.5% 98 4.9% 97 3.8% 97 7.1% 84
Stanford 3.10 122 3.06 120 3.19 92 55.2% 119 75.0% 85 16.1% 90 5.0% 94 4.8% 76 5.1% 109
Syracuse 2.82 92 2.86 98 2.24 9 52.7% 103 83.3% 111 13.6% 110 5.6% 83 5.6% 55 7.2% 82
TCU 2.21 12 2.11 10 2.35 18 41.9% 11 79.0% 98 24.0% 16 7.9% 31 6.7% 27 9.2% 45
Temple 2.84 95 2.87 102 2.67 41 51.8% 99 88.2% 120 14.5% 106 7.5% 38 6.3% 35 8.1% 64
Tennessee 2.50 45 2.60 65 2.23 8 43.0% 21 71.4% 72 20.1% 41 6.1% 74 3.9% 95 9.5% 39
Texas 2.13 9 2.30 21 1.32 1 40.3% 6 70.4% 65 23.5% 19 3.5% 115 1.7% 122 6.6% 91
Texas A&M 2.54 51 2.65 73 1.91 3 47.3% 58 71.4% 72 21.4% 30 8.5% 16 7.9% 14 8.9% 49
Texas State 2.94 106 2.87 101 3.38 111 52.7% 103 67.5% 57 15.1% 103 3.0% 120 1.9% 121 4.3% 115
Texas Tech 2.63 60 2.58 61 2.87 63 48.5% 71 66.7% 47 18.7% 51 4.8% 99 2.2% 118 8.3% 59
Toledo 2.39 25 2.11 12 3.22 97 42.8% 17 38.5% 1 20.2% 40 5.2% 91 4.7% 77 7.4% 78
Troy 2.62 57 2.57 60 3.00 76 46.0% 41 58.1% 20 17.5% 68 5.9% 79 4.6% 81 6.8% 88
Tulane 2.44 35 2.41 38 2.14 4 45.3% 36 66.7% 47 19.6% 45 8.2% 20 5.1% 73 13.2% 5
Tulsa 2.42 33 2.32 22 2.76 54 42.2% 14 63.2% 39 20.5% 35 7.7% 37 6.0% 42 9.6% 36
UAB 2.35 22 2.01 8 3.20 93 44.2% 31 58.8% 24 24.3% 13 6.8% 49 3.9% 95 11.3% 18
UCF 2.60 55 2.76 90 2.69 43 52.0% 101 66.7% 47 19.5% 46 6.1% 73 6.5% 31 7.5% 75
UCLA 2.87 99 2.68 78 3.55 117 55.2% 118 85.7% 114 15.5% 98 7.9% 28 6.1% 41 9.9% 31
UL-Lafayette 2.97 111 3.00 116 2.75 51 49.9% 83 88.4% 123 12.0% 118 5.4% 90 4.5% 83 6.3% 95
UL-Monroe 2.96 110 2.88 106 3.30 106 51.9% 100 80.0% 101 14.7% 104 5.5% 87 1.6% 123 10.3% 30
UNLV 3.15 124 3.07 121 3.30 105 53.6% 111 75.0% 85 12.8% 114 8.0% 27 7.3% 17 9.0% 48
USC 2.50 46 2.44 39 2.64 38 50.5% 88 42.9% 2 21.6% 28 7.1% 43 8.1% 10 6.3% 94
USF 2.68 67 2.75 89 2.63 36 48.7% 74 82.1% 108 17.4% 70 2.9% 123 0.6% 127 5.4% 104
Utah 2.28 17 2.45 42 1.79 2 43.8% 28 62.5% 31 25.0% 7 5.0% 95 5.4% 65 4.4% 114
Utah State 3.16 125 3.04 119 3.57 119 56.9% 125 73.3% 79 11.7% 122 7.9% 32 5.9% 45 11.3% 20
UTEP 2.50 44 2.54 53 2.90 68 48.7% 73 87.5% 118 18.4% 55 5.1% 93 1.5% 125 9.8% 32
UTSA 2.48 40 2.40 35 2.71 47 49.3% 79 86.1% 116 20.2% 39 6.2% 71 6.2% 39 6.9% 86
Vanderbilt 2.94 108 3.00 115 2.81 58 53.2% 107 57.9% 19 17.0% 78 4.2% 109 2.9% 111 6.4% 93
Virginia 2.32 20 2.21 16 2.75 52 40.6% 7 73.9% 82 17.8% 62 8.9% 10 5.8% 48 12.7% 10
Virginia Tech 3.01 115 2.90 108 3.40 113 55.1% 116 76.7% 91 16.3% 87 8.5% 14 7.9% 13 9.4% 42
Wake Forest 2.49 41 2.47 46 2.32 17 46.0% 42 81.0% 105 20.9% 34 5.6% 84 3.8% 99 7.2% 81
Washington 3.10 121 3.29 126 2.52 29 54.6% 114 66.7% 47 15.1% 102 9.1% 9 2.5% 115 17.0% 2
Washington State 2.88 101 2.85 95 2.21 7 54.8% 115 88.9% 124 17.3% 74 3.6% 114 4.3% 89 6.1% 96
West Virginia 2.38 24 2.34 25 2.30 15 44.2% 32 62.5% 31 21.2% 32 6.8% 54 5.7% 51 10.4% 29
Western Kentucky 2.52 50 2.65 76 2.38 20 44.6% 34 79.0% 98 17.2% 76 6.9% 48 5.6% 58 7.5% 75
Western Michigan 2.39 27 2.35 27 2.67 40 48.2% 69 78.6% 95 23.0% 23 8.4% 17 8.7% 9 8.8% 51
Wisconsin 2.10 6 2.07 9 2.45 24 36.3% 1 54.6% 11 22.6% 25 4.6% 104 5.5% 60 4.2% 118
Wyoming 2.29 18 2.21 15 2.71 46 42.4% 16 58.3% 21 19.9% 43 8.1% 23 5.5% 62 13.1% 6